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What is it?

→ Ubigi is a mobile virtual network operator with roaming agreements around the world. Ubigi can provide free eSIM profiles as well as local, regional and international prepaid eSIM data plans in over 200 countries.

→ Airalo is a reseller of various eSIM providers, it is an online store that resells eSIM data plans to provide mobile Internet in over 200+ countries and regions.

On which devices is the service compatible?

→ Ubigi eSIM is compatible with all smartphones, tablets and laptops equipped with an eSIM.
In addition, Ubigi eSIM is already integrated in several laptop models from major manufacturers such as Acer, Asus, Dell, Microsoft Surface, VAIO.

→ Airalo eSIM is compatible on smartphones and tablets equipped with an eSIM.

How to use the service?

→  To use Ubigi, you have to purchase a mobile data plan via the website. You’ll receive an email containing a QR code, simply scan the QR code to install your new eSIM profile on your device. Next, download the Ubigi application from PlayStore or AppStore and create your Ubigi account. This will instantly connect you to Ubigi connectivity, and your data plan will be ready to use.

Note: You can also download your eSIM manually or get your FREE eSIM profile via the Ubigi app, and top up whenever you’re ready.

→ To use Airalo, you must first purchase a mobile data plan online through their website or from their mobile app. Then you download the Airalo app, follow the instructions to install the eSIM on your compatible device and access mobile data.
Like Ubigi, Airalo also offers to install its eSIM profile manually or with a QR Code.

How do I recharge my eSIM?

→ As soon as your Ubigi eSIM profile is installed, it is always ready to use. You can recharge it with a data plan anywhere via the Ubigi app, even without Wi-Fi or remaining data. It also means that you can test the network at your destination before purchasing the data plan.
To do so, log in to your Ubigi account:
-From the Ubigi mobile application
-Or visit the web portal ubigi.me
Your plan is automatically activated after purchase.

→ Some Airalo eSIMs offer the option to recharge for the same destination. Otherwise, you have to buy and install a new eSIM depending on your destination.
You must then ensure that you have a third-party connection to install the new eSIM.

Review our Ubigi vs Airalo comparaison table:

Nb of destinations covered
with the same eSIM profile
200+
200+

Airalo is reseller of different eSIM providers. The same eSIM profile can not be reused in all destinations.

eSIM for IOS
eSIM for Android
eSIM for Windows 10/11
Available data plansOne-off
Monthly
Annual

One-off
Recharge without having to
be connected

Last content review on [26/07/2023] 

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